right to counsel

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In Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court outlined procedural safeguards to ensure compliance with the Fifth Amendment’s privilege against self-incrimination. See State v. Powell, 998 So.2d 531, 534 (Fla. 2008). The Miranda warnings require an...

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On January 7, 2004, Donnie Ray Ventris and his girlfriend, Rhonda Theel, went to Ernest Hicks's home, because Theel wanted to confront Hicks over rumors that he was abusing the children of his live-in girlfriend. See Kansas v. Ventris, 176 P.3d 920,...

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Petitioner Sila Luis provided health care to homebound patients through her two businesses, LTC Professional Consultants, Inc. and Professional Home Care Solutions, Inc., of which she was both owner and operator. See Brief for Petitioner, Sila Luis at...

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Petitioner Sila Luis provided health care to homebound patients through her two businesses, LTC Professional Consultants, Inc. and Professional Home Care Solutions, Inc., of which she was both owner and operator. See Brief for Petitioner, Sila Luis at...

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On October 19, 2002 in Annapolis, Maryland, unknown assailants shot Straughan Lee Griffin in the head and stole his car; the assailants ran over his body as they fled. Blake v. Maryland, 381 Md. 218, 222 (2004). A week later, the...

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Oral argument: Jan. 13, 2009

Appealed from: Louisiana Supreme Court (Jan. 16, 2008)

SIXTH AMENDMENT, RIGHT TO COUNSEL, POLICE INTERROGATION, MIRANDA RIGHTS

Does the sound of silence answer in the affirmative, in the negative, or not at...

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OverviewThe right to counsel refers to the right of a criminal defendant to have a lawyer assist in his defense, even if he cannot afford to pay for an attorney. The Sixth Amendment gives defendants the right to counsel in federal prosecutions. However,...
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On July 15, 2002, police officers from the Fredericksburg, Texas Police Department arrested Walter Allen Rothgery for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony under Texas law. See Tex. Penal Code § 46.04; Brief for Petitioner...

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Ernest Valencia Gonzales was charged with murder in 1990, and was tried in the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona. His first trial resulted in a hung jury. See Gonzales v. Schriro 617 F.Supp.2d 849, 856 (D. Ari 2008). Upon retrial, the jury...

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In January 2008, a South Carolina family court ordered Petitioner Michael Turner to appear in court to explain his failure to pay six thousand dollars in child support. See Price v. Turner, 691 S.E.2d 470, 471 (S.C. 2010). Turner attributed his...

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